Worcester Health Requests Community Proposals for True You Maryland Teen Health Community Education Projects

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The Worcester County Health Department is requesting mini-grant proposals from community-based organizations, workplaces, churches, or other interested organizations for youth teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention education. It’s called True You Maryland Teen Health Community Education program. To be eligible for up to $6,500 in grant funding, your program must be an organization…

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Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Worcester County

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The Worcester County Health Department received notification from the State of Maryland that a mosquito pool in the Whaleyville area of Worcester County recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive test for WNV in Worcester in 2023. West Nile Virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental…

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Kitten Tests Positive for Rabies in Worcester County

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The Worcester County Health Department has confirmed that a kitten tested positive for rabies last week. While all potential contacts to the rabid kitten have been identified, this case serves as a reminder to those who live in Worcester County of the importance of rabies awareness and proper pet vaccination. Rabies is an ongoing issue…

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Alcohol Compliance Checks to be Run in OC throughout the Summer

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Alcohol compliance checks will be run throughout the summer season by the Ocean City Police Department and Worcester County Health Department. These checks will take place at area bars, restaurants and alcohol retailers in the resort. The reason for the operation is to ensure employees of businesses that provide alcohol are not selling to anyone…

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Cat in Pocomoke Area Tests Positive for Rabies

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A cat in Pocomoke has tested positive for rabies.According to the Worcester County Health Department, the rabid cat was located in the area of Colona Road, and is a dark gray striped, short-haired female.Anyone who has had contact with this animal contact is urged to contact the Worcester County Health Department at 410-641-9559. Post exposure…

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New COVID-19 Tests, Testing Opportunities Available On Eastern Shore

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The Health Departments of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties are making COVID-19 tests available by appointment, and will make at-home test kits available through local libraries. Supplies, however, are limited. Health officials released this schedule Thursday: Worcester County Health (Appointments necessary, please call 410-632-1100 to register) 10 am to 12 pm, weekly on Wednesdays at…

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Health, Safety Begin At Home In Worcester Co.

(left to right) Don Taylor, executive director of Chesapeake Housing Mission; Sally Dowling, MD, co-interim president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital; Peggy Bradford and Vernon Rivers, CHM board members; Kim Justice, co-interim president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital; Tracey Age, Worcester County Health Department program manager for adult services; and Maryland State Senator Mary Beth Carozza.
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A “healthy homes initiative” is underway in Worcester County – a partnership hopes to reduce unsafe living conditions by addressing safety concerns in and around the immediate surroundings of a home. Atlantic General, Chesapeake Housing Mission and the Worcester County Health Department said that the partnership especially hopes to improve living conditions for people who…

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Pfizer Boosters Now Available Through Worcester County Health Dept

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COVID-19 vaccine boosters are now available through the Worcester County Health Department. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for use as a booster. This means you will need to have already received two doses of Pfizer and meet the following qualifications: These boosters are for: ●       people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings…

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Coronavirus Booster Vaccinations Begin Next Week in Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties

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At this time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amendment of the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to allow specific individuals with compromised immune systems to receive a third additional vaccine dose (booster). Patients should talk to their…

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First Positive Test of EEE Found in Mosquito Pool near Whaleyville

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The Worcester County Health Department received notification from the State of Maryland that a mosquito pool in the Whaleyville area of Worcester County recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The mosquito species that tested positive feeds primarily on birds. This is the first positive test for EEE in Worcester in 2021.    Arboviruses, such…

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Ocean City Extends Mask Declaration

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Ocean City will continue to operate under a local state of emergency for another 30 days, with a requirement in effect that face masks be worn on the boardwalk if someone is unable to keep at least six feet away from other people who are not in the same household. City Council members this week…

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Worcester Co. Extends Tobacco Prevention Grant Program

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The Worcester County Health Department is seeking grant proposals from programs involved with community tobacco cessation and enforcement efforts. Projects could include public awareness, outreach, education, recruitment and referral projects as well as other health related activities. Grant money comes from Cigarette Restitution Funds. The deadline to apply for a mini-grant has been extended until…

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Worcester County Health Cancels August 3 & 4 Coronavirus Testing

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Due to the threat of Hurricane Isaias moving into the area beginning Monday, testing appointments scheduled for Monday, August 3, 2020 at the West Ocean City Park & Ride and Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the Pocomoke Health Center are canceled. The Worcester County Health Department will call individuals who are scheduled for testing on…

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Worcester County opens new coronavirus call center

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The Worcester County Health Department opened a call center on Thursday to field questions and concerns over the Coronavirus. The call center will operate during health department business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Callers can access the line by dialing 410-632-1100 and selecting option #8. Coronarivus, officially referred to as…

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